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Any of several North American hackberries, especially Celtis laevigata of the southern United States and northern Mexico.
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n, pl -ries
(Plants) an alternative name for the hackberry, Celtis laevigata
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sug•ar•ber•ry(ˈʃʊg ərˌbɛr i)
n., pl. -ries.
a hackberry, Celtis laevigata, of the southern U.S.
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|Noun||1.||sugarberry - deciduous shade tree with small black berries; southern United States; yields soft yellowish wood|
|2.||sugarberry - small edible dark purple to black berry with large pits; southern United States|
berry - any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
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